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2014-01-14 04:56:04 PM
Reminds me of the T-Rex vs car scene in Jurassic Park, but in this case you don't have to worry about the elephant eating you.
 
2014-01-14 05:06:43 PM
and why did they not drive away?  well it's said their brains shrunk 10 sizes that day
 
2014-01-14 05:07:24 PM
The ones that should have been put down were the idiots in the car that thought it was OK to drive right up to an elephant.
 
2014-01-14 09:03:05 PM
Talk about wild mood swings. I was going to  yell at them for taking vertical video. Then they rectify that. Then suddenly the whole screen is just black and various unfocused interior of car. Then they got a good shot again. Suddenly everything gets shaky and I get pissed until I realized they were moving the car to get a better shot. Or maybe to get ready to drive away.

Oh...never mind driving up to the elephant, what about driving away when confronted?
 
2014-01-14 09:04:50 PM
Humans are only on top of the food chain because of their bang-bang sticks.

/Dumbass gets injured or dies and all of a sudden its the animals fault with resulting execution for its deed.
 
2014-01-14 09:05:28 PM
Cinematography by Michael J. Fox?
 
2014-01-14 09:06:10 PM
That's what you get for following too closely. They shouldn't have killed the poor elephant.
 
2014-01-14 09:06:23 PM
so they can add a title card and do a slo-mo instant replay but they can't edit out all the garbage video throughout?
 
2014-01-14 09:07:18 PM

Dinki: The ones that should have been put down were the idiots in the car that thought it was OK to drive right up to an elephant.


That is the worst part of this story.  A couple of Derp-nuggets pull some retarded shiat and they put the elephant down?  Oh FFS.
 
2014-01-14 09:08:37 PM
For heaven's sake, edit that farking shiatty video or hold that phone steady and on the shot. Like watching a video on that shiatty hip hop site that shows all the violent videos.

And as for the elephant: "Clever girl."
 
2014-01-14 09:09:24 PM
Im going to be the first who says it? It looks fake.

Im not saying its fake, but its fake.
 
2014-01-14 09:09:34 PM
Darwin is calling your name. Why the heck they didn't drive away is incomprehensible. Their stupidity to remain in an extremely dangerous place nearly got them killed. Instead, the elephant was killed because these idiots didn't give a f about themselves or the consequences of their lack of action.
 
2014-01-14 09:14:13 PM
A

bongmiester: and why did they not drive away?  well it's said their brains shrunk 10 sizes that day


And sadly the Elephant had to die for their stupidity.
 
2014-01-14 09:14:18 PM
So we're on this planet full of more wide expanse than the mind can comprehend. And a little car visits the back yard of an aggressive pachyderm? I am starting to think that the human species' primary goal was to evolve to a point where it might record its own stupidity.
 
2014-01-14 09:14:21 PM
Elephants can and will fark up anything at any time. My aunt is one of the people attacked in this movie: http://www.oneluckyelephant.com

Scary as hell to think what it would be like to be tossed and stomped like a doll.

/csb
 
2014-01-14 09:14:23 PM
That was some amazing door-handle, back-of-that-guy's-head, close-up-of-palm, car-headliner ACTION!
 
2014-01-14 09:16:21 PM
The elephant was just playing.
 
2014-01-14 09:19:18 PM

sheep snorter: Humans are only on top of the food chain because of their bang-bang sticks.


We've only had "bang-bang" sticks of any kind for roughly 800 years and they really weren't any good until about 400-500 years ago. We (the human species) have been rocking the top of the food chain for a lot longer than that. The real weapon that put us there is our big ass brains, not the weapons we design and build using them.

That being said... Elephants are incredibly powerful, intelligent, and dangerous animals that shouldn't be approached except with extreme amounts of caution and even then doing so is very dangerous.
 
2014-01-14 09:20:06 PM
They should've hid in the trunk.
 
2014-01-14 09:20:23 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Reminds me of the T-Rex vs car scene in Jurassic Park, but in this case you don't have to worry about the elephant eating you.


Kind of reminded me of the pon farr.

Video needed more Star Trek Fight Theme.
 
2014-01-14 09:20:53 PM

skinink: For heaven's sake, edit that farking shiatty video or hold that phone steady and on the shot. Like watching a video on that shiatty hip hop site that shows all the violent videos.

And as for the elephant: "Clever girl."


came here to say this. Fark, it gave me motion sickness. The only thing they did right was turn the phone the correct way.
 
GBB
2014-01-14 09:21:14 PM
Something important is going on, cover the camera!!!
 
2014-01-14 09:21:18 PM

August11: So we're on this planet full of more wide expanse than the mind can comprehend. And a little car visits the back yard of an aggressive pachyderm? I am starting to think that the human species' primary goal was to evolve to a point where it might record its own stupidity.


Actually it's the aliens who watch it primarily. Earthling reality tv.
 
2014-01-14 09:22:41 PM
And the elephant has to die.  Humans farking suck.
 
2014-01-14 09:25:31 PM
If I ever meet the cinematographer I will probably punch them for their complete incompetence.

Also, the powers that be should not have killed the elephant.
 
2014-01-14 09:26:13 PM

mooseyfate: And the elephant has to die.  Humans farking suck.


The elephant had to die do ya think he was gonna forget that license plate??

ok I'll stop now.
 
2014-01-14 09:26:41 PM
We were just in Kenya on safari.  Our driver warned us about this type of thing every day for two weeks...said the solitary males can be quite nasty.  On one of the last days, we saw a large older male move angrily back into a herd of females and babies (maybe 50 animals total).  He started fights with several members of the group and they defended the smallest of the babies until they could get away.  Was pretty nasty even from 100m and our driver was not letting us get any closer because all of the animals were on high alert.

American culture tells us that these animals are sweet and friendly, but in reality they can be rather aggressive without much provocation. Be careful out there in da bush, my fellow Farkers.
 
2014-01-14 09:26:41 PM
The elephant was later put down and was discovered to have been in musth, a condition that usually affects male elephants once a year when testosterone levels, aggression and sexual activity increase.

You know what you do if an elephant comes in your car window?

Swim for your life.


/I'll be here all week. try the veal
 
2014-01-14 09:28:10 PM
Please give the camera to a male.
 
2014-01-14 09:30:09 PM
You guys are talking like the person filming is a master cinematographer who knew what was going to happen, how to frame a shot, had a steadycam, and wasn't in a moving vehicle on a dirt road while something frightening was happening.

Reality check, its just some person with a cell phone who happened to be filming this. They don't really deserved to be punched because their crappy camera filming under crappy circumstances makes a crappy video.
 
2014-01-14 09:32:44 PM

JohnnyC: We've only had "bang-bang" sticks of any kind for roughly 800 years and they really weren't any good until about 400-500 years ago. We (the human species) have been rocking the top of the food chain for a lot longer than that. The real weapon that put us there is our big ass brains


Actually, it probably started when we figured out how to throw a rock.

Man is the only animal that can throw things really far and accurate. That is a crazy ridiculous advantage. We kill at a distance. Evolutionarily speaking, having a monopoly of that that ability is fricken' god mode.

After we learned how to throw pointy things at animals, we stopped fearing them.
 
2014-01-14 09:36:02 PM
This is why you want to bring a minimum of at least an AR-15 when you go to the African safari so when animals go on a rampage you stand a chance from a distance.
 
2014-01-14 09:37:22 PM

Toriko: You guys are talking like the person filming is a master cinematographer who knew what was going to happen, how to frame a shot, had a steadycam, and wasn't in a moving vehicle on a dirt road while something frightening was happening.

Reality check, its just some person with a cell phone who happened to be filming this. They don't really deserved to be punched because their crappy camera filming under crappy circumstances makes a crappy video.


I was hoping the elephant caught up with them and trampled them into an unrecognizable lump of sinew, bones, and blood.  Those people were bad photographers and the elephant would have lived and humanity would have been the better for it.
 
2014-01-14 09:43:22 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Reminds me of the T-Rex vs car scene in Jurassic Park, but in this case you don't have to worry about the elephant eating you.


Just worry about the elephant squashing or goring you.

http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/14/elephant-flips-car-video-sarah-brooks- ho spitalised-in-kruger-national-park-attack-in-south-africa-4262425/

... Sarah Brooks, who lives in Lincolnshire, was taken to hospital after being wounded by one of the elephant's tusks after it penetrated the car.
She was discharged from hospital this week following the aggressive attack in which a man, believed to be her partner, suffered less serious injuries.
... '
The car is a wreck, if I may put it that way.
'I mean it was completely flattened but fortunately the elephant concentrated on the back of the car, that's why we still have our guests alive now as I speak.'
...


Stupid Brit tourists. At least the Afrikaans speakers knew enough to stay back.

// I can't remember the nickname for Afrikaans speakers - though somewhat derogatory it shouldn't be used here except for their camera work.
 
2014-01-14 09:45:22 PM

Ishkur: JohnnyC: We've only had "bang-bang" sticks of any kind for roughly 800 years and they really weren't any good until about 400-500 years ago. We (the human species) have been rocking the top of the food chain for a lot longer than that. The real weapon that put us there is our big ass brains

Actually, it probably started when we figured out how to throw a rock.

Man is the only animal that can throw things really far and accurate. That is a crazy ridiculous advantage. We kill at a distance. Evolutionarily speaking, having a monopoly of that that ability is fricken' god mode.

After we learned how to throw pointy things at animals, we stopped fearing them.


Tools.  The minute we figured out we could carry a pointy stick with our opposable thumbs and then stick them into something to kill it, we were gold.  Throwing things probably happened concurrently, surely someone noticed if you threw a rock at someone it hurt.
 
2014-01-14 09:46:34 PM

SuperNinjaToad: This is why you want to bring a minimum of at least an AR-15 when you go to the African safari so when animals go on a rampage you stand a chance from a distance.


Another black rhino hunt bidder outs themselves.

Bang Bang BLAMMO!!!
 
2014-01-14 09:48:38 PM

DynoFARKjr: We were just in Kenya on safari.  Our driver warned us about this type of thing every day for two weeks...said the solitary males can be quite nasty.  On one of the last days, we saw a large older male move angrily back into a herd of females and babies (maybe 50 animals total).  He started fights with several members of the group and they defended the smallest of the babies until they could get away.  Was pretty nasty even from 100m and our driver was not letting us get any closer because all of the animals were on high alert.

American culture tells us that these animals are sweet and friendly, but in reality they can be rather aggressive without much provocation. Be careful out there in da bush, my fellow Farkers.


I never got that from American culture.  I'd be all "REVERSE.  REVERSE.  REVERSE!"
 
2014-01-14 09:50:42 PM
Was in Amboseli Park in Kenya last year and had to yield to oncoming traffic.  You don't want to mess around with these guys ...

i41.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-14 09:53:05 PM
Idiots who probably see too much Jurassic Park. They probably thought the elephants vision is based on movement.
 
2014-01-14 09:53:50 PM

Dinki: The ones that should have been put down were the idiots in the car that thought it was OK to drive right up to an elephant.


This.
 
2014-01-14 09:55:54 PM
I was in on the cull of a problem bull in a park in Zimbabwe. He'd figured out that he was stronger than cars and had been doing the same thing at a river crossing. I wasn't supposed to be the shooter, but the elephant didn't follow the plan. When a bull fans out his ears and trumpets and comes after you, it's very difficult to stand your ground, even knowing that it's the only viable option. My first shot was at about fifty yards, right between the eyes, and it had no effect. (Turned out it went over his brain at that angle.) My second shot was at 27 yards as he put his head down to use his tusks, and that one was good. It was the most exciting ten seconds of my life, and that includes landing on aircraft carriers, crashing a jet and sleeping with a redhead.
 
2014-01-14 09:56:00 PM

sheep snorter: Humans are only on top of the food chain because of their bang-bang sticks.


Humans are at the top of the food chain because we are the only creatures that can analyze their prey's anatomy, habits, behavior, and can cooperate with other humans to kill things with the most effective weapons they can craft to be used at a time when the prey is most vulnerable in the weakest spot of their defences.

Humans kill with their minds.
 
2014-01-14 10:00:06 PM
The "abnormal behaviour" was also likely a result of an injury the elephant had suffered before the incident.

The people in the car were beyond stupid.  The elephant was in mating season and also had this "injury".   I hope it was the injury that led them to put the elephant down rather than the suicidal behavior of tourists that should have gotten them killed. These are wild animals not Disney animatronics.
 
2014-01-14 10:05:47 PM
Apparently they forgot to bring the greatest protection from Elephants...

static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-01-14 10:10:27 PM

Lsherm: Tools. The minute we figured out we could carry a pointy stick with our opposable thumbs and then stick them into something to kill it, we were gold. Throwing things probably happened concurrently, surely someone noticed if you threw a rock at someone it hurt.


There is a big chicken and egg question in anthropology about which came first: opposable thumbs which necessitated a big brain to do creative things with them, or a big brain which wanted free appendages to work all sorts of mischief. I'm liable to think that that the two evolved together and pushed each other: The more we used one necessitated advancement in the other.

But tool use isn't that special. Lots of animals use tools. Just look at what crows can do with them. Otters, beavers, primates, octopus, dolphins... they all use tools in one form or another. But none of them can throw. I can't stress enough how much of a ecological game changer that is. We kill at a distance! Think about that.

We're the only animal that does that.
 
2014-01-14 10:10:45 PM
This reminds me of that chick who kicked snow at the cat and got her head all bitten up
 
2014-01-14 10:13:03 PM

Ishkur: We're the only animal that does that.


i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-01-14 10:14:27 PM
Stampy!  Noooooo!
 
2014-01-14 10:16:58 PM

SearchN: Apparently they forgot to bring the greatest protection from Elephants...

[static.tvtropes.org image 350x403]


Elephants, contrary to urban legends since the ancient Greeks, are NOT afraid of mice but avoid trees and bushes with heavy ant protection.

http://www.livescience.com/33261-elephants-afraid-of-mice-.html 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1308415/Elephants-NOT -a fraid-mice-terrified-ants.html
 
2014-01-14 10:18:57 PM
Could have been worse.
mallujokes.com
 
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